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Garden Walk Gives Back

Our Beautification Grants help fund projects in the GW area - community gardens, hanging flower baskets, street corner planter projects, garden restoration and more. To see the list of projects we've helped fund, click here.
Visit our "Buffalo-style" gardens!

Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of more than 380 Buffalo gardens, the largest garden tour in America. Held annually on the last weekend of July, in 2014 it will be Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"There are Japanese gardens, English gardens, Russian gardens (i.e., barely controlled wildernesses) and what I would call Buffalo gardens - eclectic, funky mixes in which found objects and exotic-looking surrounding rooftops figure prominently." - Atlantic.com

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What to do this week...

altGarden Walk Buffalo, along with area cultural attractions, restaurants, businesses, and other nonprofits have lined up a slate of events for you to do during your visit to Buffalo – or for locals looking for things to do. The following is a list of events and activities related to Garden Walk. For other events and attractions in the area, visit Visit Buffalo Niagara.

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2014 GW Maps now available at select sponsor locations

altThe Garden Walk Guide provides a comprehensive map of the area with Garden Walk homes plotted and described for each garden.

Other than our sponsor locations, complete versions of the guide, can be found at any of the three headquarters locations during the days and hours of Garden Walk.

Sponsor locations with maps available right now:

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Garden Walk Buffalo's 20th Anniversary Commemorative Annual

altIn honor of its 20th year, Garden Walk Buffalo has produced a 60-page, glossy, magazine-style, commemorative annual featuring the gardens of Buffalo. The annual is available for $10

To order a magazine online, visit our online store.

The publication features articles by the region's leading garden writers, including Sally Cunningham, Elizabeth Licata, Connie Oswald Stofko, Rochester's Jane Milliman and more.

It features articles on Buffalo-style gardens, how to dress up your garden for visiting crowds, how to get the most out of a garden tour, tips for small gardens, gardening in Buffalo's urban setting, water features, hellstrips (area between sidewalk and street), other area gardening destinations, hardscape restoration, and much more.

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Garden Walk Folk Fest on the Kleinhans Music Hall grounds

FaltREE! After Garden Walk ends, promptly at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, Catch the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Garden Walk Folk Fest – three of Buffalo's top folk acts on the grounds of Kleinhans Music Hall before the evening's concert. It's a perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the gardens. Savannah King, Nan Hoffman, and Sarah Elizabeth will perform by the reflecting pool from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, grab dinner from the Food Truck Rodeo at First Presbyterian Church's parking lot and dine while enjoying some of the area's best folk performers.

Afterwards, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a nature-inspired special Garden Walk Buffalo 20th Anniversary concert in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets can be purchased here.

When attendees depart the concert, they will be treated to Kleinhans Music Hall lit green for Garden Walk!

 
Garden Walk Buffalo Will Light Up Buffalo Niagara

altTo celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo, with the help of Buffalo Niagara’s significant buildings, businesses, and landmarks, we’re lighting the region green Friday-Sunday, July 25-27. If you own or manage a significant Buffalo building or landmark, let us know if you can join the party and light your structure green too! Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Here’s the list of sites, days, and times:

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Buffalo Philharmonic to perform special garden Walk Buffalo anniversary concert

altThe Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, to celebrate Garden Walk Buffalo's 20th anniversary, will be performing a concert at First Presbyterian Church, at One Symphony Circle, on the Saturday of Garden Walk, July 26, at 7 p.m. Bradley Thachuk, conductor of Symphony Niagara, leads a concert of music inspired by nature. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit here.

At 4 p.m., Buffalo's best folk acts will provide free entertainment on the grounds of Kleinhans. Patrons can get dinner at a food truck rodeo starting at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

Kleinhans Music Hall will also be lit green for the Garden Walk Celebration Saturday, July 26.

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Burchfield Botanicals Exhibition for Garden Walk's 20th Anniversary

altTo mark the 20th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo, the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents Burchfield Botanicals, an exhibition of Charles E. Burchfield’s botanical sketches and paintings paired with amazing life-like wildflower reproductions from the Buffalo Museum of Science created by Paul and George Marchand. The exhibition, which opens at The Center Friday, June 13, will be on view on thru Sunday, November 9, 2014.The exhibition is in colaboartion with Garden Walk Buffalo, The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and the National Garden Festival.

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Food truck rodeo during Garden Walk at First Presbyterian Church at Symphony Circle

altThanks to the fine folks at the First Presbyterian Church there will be a food truck rodeo in their parking lot, at Symphony Circle, from 10am to dusk on both Saturday and Sunday of Garden Walk weekend, July 26 & 27. There will be picnicking space available on the grounds of the Kleinhans Music Hall. You will be able to enjoy Lloyd Taco Truck, Black Market, Whole Hog, Amy’s Place and Betty Crockski food trucks for lunch and/or dinner, as well as Gelatto and Sweet Hearth for desserts! And remember that Saturday, after 4pm, Buffalo's best folk acts will provide free entertainment on the grounds of Kleinhans, thanks to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Looking for more to do in Buffalo Niagara?

altYour one-stop for finding out all there is to do in Buffalo is Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN). Foodie? History buff? Sports fan? Arts appreciator? Architecture your thing? Professional shopper? Visit Buffalo Niagara partners with all area attractions, festivals, and hotels to help make your visit the most enjoyable it can be – whether it be you on your own, your family, girls weekends, bus tours, or conventions large and small. Even if you're Canadian. Especially if you're Canadian!

Visit Buffalo Niagara has been a great partner to Garden Walk Buffalo for many years, helping to not only spread the word of the Walk outside of the region, but hosting dozens of national garden and travel writers here during and before Garden Walk.

The New York State Regional Economic Development Council awarded VBN a $50,000 grant, which VBN administers, on behalf of Garden Walk, the National Garden Festival and the horticulture tourism sector to promote garden tourism. Media purchases this year have included ads in the Canada Blooms catalog, Canadian Gardening magazine, Upstate Gardener's Journal, TV commercials on WNED, radio sponsorships on WBFO, social media campaigns, media relations efforts, and much more.

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Thank you to our 20th Anniversary Sponsor!

altGarden Walk Buffalo's 20th Anniversary year is brought to you by Sprout, a home and garden store at 1400 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo. Opened in late April 2014, A new concept store by room, a luxury furniture boutique, Sprout is an ever-changing pop-up shop that rotates new merchandise with each season. Sprout was created specifically for your seasonal home and garden needs. In spring and summer you will find unique garden art, accessories and whimsical indoor/outdoor furniture. Sprout features brands such as Urban Composter and Gloster outdoor furniture, as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright statue collection. Make your spring and summer outdoor living even more beautiful and creative. For more information, visit their website here.

We thank Sprout for its major support this year and glad to have them added to the mix of great garden stores and garden centers throughout Buffalo Niagara.

 
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